Sat, Apr 29|
Urban Reads Bookstore
Book Signing with Eboni K Williams
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Urban Reads Bookstore, 3008 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
About the Event
Join us for an evening with Attorney Eboni K Williams and her new book Bet on Black.
Eboni K. Williams is an American lawyer, author and television host. She hosts the nightly news show, The Grio with Eboni K. Williams. Also, she hosts and is executive producer of the Warner Music Group podcast Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams. In addition to guest hosting The View, Williams hosts a true crime series that is featured on OWN and Investigation Discovery networks. She previously co-hosted the late-night talk show “State of the Culture” on Revolt TV and was host and executive producer of Revolt Black News. Williams starred on season 13 of “The Real Housewives of New York City”, becoming the show’s first Black cast member ever. Her new book, Bet on Black: The Good News About Being Black in America will be published January, 31 2023. Williams is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Essence Magazine 2023 Must Read
Journalist, attorney, and star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York reshapes the cultural landscape of achievement by showing why Black unity is crucial to individual and collective success.
Eboni K. Williams knew that an important part of her mission as a media personality would be to unabashedly place Blackness on a pedestal. Williams has long known that Blackness is a rich, expansive place that centers resilience, excellence, beauty, panache, and brilliance. But these notions of Blackness have long been distorted by American racism, where for generations Black folks have been expected to live a subordinate, second-class existence in the country they call home.
“No more!” Williams says, proclaiming that the good news about being Black today is that our community has unprecedented access to an array of tools to honor our Blackness however we see fit, whenever we see fit, wherever we see fit. Bet on Black is thus a call to action for Black people all over the world to adopt a fresh, highly informed mindset that will change lives. She delves into some of the cornerstones of leading a first-class Black life, including:
Don’t Let Anyone Make You Their Black Sidekick
Carry Your Blackness Proudly Everywhere You Go
Subvert Stereotypes and Do You
Disrupt Oppressive Power Structures
No Need to Codeswitch, Show Up as You Beautifully Are
Get Together - Black Community is Invincible When We Get Together
She does this all while sharing intimate details of her own story, so that you will better get to know the Eboni that you’ve seen on The View and The Real Housewives of New York and heard on her own podcast series Holding Court.
Williams’s writing is at turns entertaining, relatable, and incredibly inspiring; after finishing this book, you will be reawakened to own your worth and understand the value of celebrating Blackness—whether yours or others’. As Williams said in her infamous tagline, “I’ve had to work twice as hard for half as much, but now I’m coming for everything.” And she won't be satisfied until her people have unfettered access to everything right alongside her. She boldly proclaims that Blackness is the single most misunderstood construct in America. And in Bet on Black, Williams invites you to join her on the quest to show the world what Blackness really is.
“Bet on Black is an illuminating account of overcoming adversity and self-acceptance in America. Williams has written an inspiring and hopeful narrative on Blackness, urging readers to put a stop to longing for the white experience and instead create their own path towards success and freedom.”―Bakari Sellers, New York Times bestselling author of My Vanishing Country
“I love this book. The title alone made me pick it up. It’s inspiring, empowering, and life-changing. Bet on Black is a poignant reminder of what my father [Malcolm X] said, ‘If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed.’ Eboni K. Williams reminds us that in loving ourselves, we promote our healing and growth as a collective.”
―Ilyasah Shabazz, author of The Awakening of Malcolm X
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